14 Sept 2023



The land of the future

Where the greatest minds and best talents are empowered to embody pioneering ideas and exceed boundaries in a world inspired by imagination.

Networking Reception


    • Tarek Qaddumi, Executive Director, NEOM Urban Planning 



  • NEOM is a groundbreaking development project located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. It aspires to be a model for the future of urban living by focusing on innovation, sustainability, and economic diversification. With an emphasis on technology, renewable energy, and advanced industries, NEOM aims to create a thriving ecosystem that attracts global talent, fosters research and development, and drives economic growth. This session will explain what NEOM is, how it is redefining the way we work, grow, and live, and how global partners can get involved.

    • Nadhmi Al-Nasr, Chief Executive Officer, NEOM 

  • Many cities around the world today struggle to achieve true livability and sustainability, due to congested legacy infrastructure, inadequate access to nature, and a lack of integrated planning. NEOM aims to unlock the future of urban living, where innovative urbanism and unparalleled livability intertwine to shape a visionary cityscape. This presentation will explore how NEOM is pioneering sustainable architecture, advanced technology, and eco-centric design to create a harmonious environment for residents and visitors alike. Join us to discover how NEOM is setting the stage for a new era of human-centric, eco-friendly, and technologically empowered urban living.

    • Denis Hickey, Chief Development Officer, THE LINE, NEOM 

  • To realize the future we need for manufacturing—for business continuity, performance and environmental sustainability—manufacturers need a totally new approach. NEOM will redefine the traditional industrial model: a new paradigm for how industries, technology and people come together in harmony with nature. This session will dive into how industry in NEOM, centralized in the region of Oxagon, will be the world’s most technologically advanced, efficient, and sustainable, serving NEOM and beyond. As the primary seaport to NEOM, Oxagon will be a key enabler of the region's economic growth, providing faster connectivity to local and global markets.

    • Sean Kelly, Sea Mobility Managing Director, Oxagon, NEOM 

  • NEOM’s mission is to become an accelerator of human progress, embodying the future of innovation in business, livability, and sustainability. With its identity as an economic crossroads with a healthy foundation and progressive laws, NEOM offers unique investment opportunities of differing sizes across multiple industries. This session will dive into the investment and partnership value proposition of NEOM.

    • Rayan Fayez, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NEOM 

    • Nadhmi Al-Nasr, Chief Executive Officer, NEOM
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"If we are to solve the challenges of tomorrow, we must face up to them today, no matter how difficult they may seem. At NEOM, we are addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity by bringing together a community of the brightest minds committed to reimagining what a sustainable future will look like in 20 to 30 years, and building it today. We are redefining the future now. NEOM is open for business, and we look forward to working with our partners from the U.S. and around the world in the months and years to come."

Chief Executive Officer, NEOM

Nadhmi Al-Nasr

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NEOM is bringing together world-leading experts to help build a new vision of what the future could be. It’s an attempt to do something that’s never been done before and it’s coming at a time when the world needs fresh thinking and new solutions. Put simply, NEOM will not only be a destination, but a home for people who dream big and who want to be part of building a new model for sustainable living.

  • Nadhmi Al-Nasr

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr

    Chief Executive Officer

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr is leading efforts to shape a new future based on innovation, enterprise and sustainability at NEOM. Under his stewardship, NEOM is set to become an economic engine for Saudi Arabia and a byword for progression in harmony with nature. He previously worked at Saudi Aramco and KAUST.

  • Rayan Fayez

    Rayan Fayez

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Rayan Fayez brings a wealth of experience, having been managing director and CEO of Banque Saudi Fransi and CEO of Savola Group. He also sits on a number of boards including the King Salman Park Foundation and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Dr. Mahmoud AlYamany

    Dr. Mahmoud AlYamany

    Sector Head, Health, Wellbeing & Biotech, NEOM

    With more than 20 years in neurosurgery and healthcare administration, Dr Mahmoud Alyamani was previously King Fahad Medical City CEO. He also sits on the Saudi Ministry of Health board and has worked on governmental health transformation programs. He is an adjunct professor at McGill University.

  • Denis Hickey

    Denis Hickey

    Chief Development Officer, THE LINE

    With more than 25 years of experience across real estate development, investment and construction industries, Denis Hickey has a strong track record creating and delivering complex projects – from concept to completion. As CDO for THE LINE, he will ensure total delivery of NEOM’s flagship project.

  • Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly

    Managing Director, Sea Mobility

    Sean Kelly has more than 35 years of experience managing port, logistics and shipping industries across North America and Asia. Previously CEO of Modern Terminals, he is now establishing the world's most advanced and sustainable port at NEOM.

  • Jan Paterson

    Jan Paterson

    Head of Sport

    Jan Paterson is focused on making NEOM a global hub for sport and the most active and healthy society in the world. With extensive experience across the international sports realm, Paterson was CEO of the British Olympic Foundation and Chef de Mission at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

  • Tarek Qaddumi

    Tarek Qaddumi

    Executive Director, NEOM Urban Planning

    Leading Urban Planning and THE LINE, Tarek received his Master of Architecture degree from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Tarek practiced in several leading international firms, most recently as Regional Director of the award-winning practice Morphosis Architects.

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